It can get tough and boring being locked inside our homes for days. And we all deserve to sip on some cocktails every now and then, don’t we? So, we had some of the top mixologists in the city share with us their favourite cocktail mix recipes. Read on to check them all out!
Conceptualized by mixologist Swapnil Pawar, this is quite an easy-peasy drink to make at home. Orange is one of the best sources of vitamin C and is an easily available ingredient in most home kitchens. Paired with the properties of orange, cinnamon makes a fantastic antioxidant and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
120 ml fresh orange juice
1/4 cinnamon powder
10 ml of lime juice
6-8 fresh mint leaves
60 ml whisky
4-5 ice cubes
1 slice of orange for garnish
1 cinnamon stick for garnish
Hand press mint leaves and shake them with the rest of the ingredients. Garnish the drink with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. You’re good to gulp this drink down, cause why not!
Conceptualized by bartender Pratik More, this refreshing spritz is made with gin, apple and ginger, all ingredients that are readily available in most homes.
Fresh red apple and ginger cordial – 45ml
Apple and ginger chunks
Garnish – 3 apple slices and 1 ginger slice
Mix the ingredients together and give them a good stir. Garnish the cocktail with apple and ginger slices.
Conceptualized by mixologist Jason D`Souza, the drink features chamomile tea, which is known to be a natural, safe and inexpensive way to help manage stress and boost emotional health and wellness. Lemon & orange are, of course, much-needed sources of Vitamin C. Peppercorns are high in antioxidants which help fight cough, cold and other such flu-related symptoms.
1 Cup Dried Chamomile Flowers
2 Cups Granulated Sugar
2 Cups of Water
50 White Peppercorns
1 Cinnamon Stick
Peel of 1 Lemon
Peel of 1 Orange
3 oz (88 ml) Brandy
Combine all ingredients, except Brandy, in a pot and cook on medium-high heat until steaming hot. Allow this to steep on low heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool. Once down to near room temperature, run through a fine-mesh strainer and add the Brandy for fortification and flavour. This will keep indefinitely and may be stored at room temperature, or can be refrigerated.
Cheers to staying home and responsibly practising social distancing, and treating ourselves to a delicious cocktail every now and then!
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